The disgusting part of it was that many of these cousins were rich, so that Lily imbibed the idea that if people lived like pigs it was from choice, and through the lack of any proper standard of conduct.
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I declined the snort, not out of any real reticence but because in those days I imbibed only cheap American beer.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Moreover, slaves are like other people, and imbibe prejudices quite common to others.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass